The May 23 letter “A dangerous myth” criticizing Professor Jerry Hough’s praise for hard-working, successful Asians was beautifully ironic as it was signed by 28 hard-working, successful Asian professors and students at UNC and Duke.
Reading their spurious claim that Hough used Asian-Americans as a racist tool to “berate African-Americans,” “deny them racial justice,” “uphold white supremacy” and “protect institutionalized anti-black racism” – phew!
It’s clear that they live in the intellectual black hole of defining racism down. They’re marching like irrational zombies in a pack of the Pied Piper’s politically correct mob of lemmings, attaching racism to anything within shouting distance of free and open discussion.
I thought professors and students would have a clearer grip on the actual meaning of the word racism. But this group doesn’t, and if they’re so easily led by their noses to pseudo-accusations of racism, perhaps Hough is wrong after all, and these particular Asian-Americans didn’t work hard enough to learn how to think.
I’m happy to see that the Duke lacrosse rush-to-judgment memorial machinery is still in good working order by condemning Hough.